At war with yourself and your body...

This morning I wrote the dedication to my new book that is coming out in January.

 

It is called Taking Your Personal Power Back -  101 Days of Relentless Action Forward.


 

If you’ve ever experienced a loss in your life or have struggled with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, mental health problems and just can’t see your way out of the dark, you will know how terrifying, lonely, and scary that journey really is.

 

If you have never experienced such terror or fear but a family member has, you may not really know how that feels to the other person.

 

Let me tell you, it’s living hell.

 

It’s terrifying, horrifying, debilitating and it’s all you ever think about.

 

When your mind goes and you are at war with yourself and your body 24/7/365 I can honestly say there is absolutely nothing worse.

 

Nothing.

 

I wrote my second book Wake Up and Live while I was in hell, and...

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How to BE Happy and Change Your Life

Authentic happiness, health, freedom, and a life of purpose is possible!
 
But these days with everyone’s busy lives, increased responsibility and the demands of caring for their families, not too many people are authentically happy, healthy, whole, or living the life they dream of when they were little.
 
Despite working really hard, and saying they are good, deep within they feel overwhelmed, stressed, lacking confidence, exhausted, constantly rushed for time, and miserable.
 
90% of people these days are simply not enjoying life anymore, and actually say they are in jobs they don't even love.
 
Their days are mundane, boring, and their health, relationships, and family life is suffering greatly.
 
You can feel their lacking energy when they are around you, and you can even see it on their faces too.
 
Years ago I found myself on the back porch of my home I was about to lose smoking a cigarette.
 
My marriage was ending and...
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High on LIFE - BE Fearless - It feels so much better!

Fearless Friday ✨
 
The very first time I ever spoke on stage in front of 25,000 people my heart was beating so fast. My palms were sweaty, my whole body was shaking, and I was stuck in my own head.
 
This also happened the very first time I posted on Facebook about my new business...
 
My mind was going crazy the very first time I ever went live on social media too. You couldn't tell but I was trembling in my own skin.
It was awful, it was messy, it was terrible, it was imperfect… but I didn’t die.
 
After everything was said and done, I felt liberated!
 
I felt empowered, confident and even more ALIVE than ever before.
 
The same pounding chest, shaking hands and self-doubt was there when I approached my boss who was under paying me and I asked her for a raise.
 
I got the same feeling the day I snatched my OWN power back.
 
I spoke my authentic voice and truth for the very first time to a boss who kept dumping...
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40 Things I Wish I Knew Before Turning 40

Today is a little bit of a longer read, but worth it.  So go grab a coffee, relax, shut the office door, lock yourself in a bathroom if you have to, and read this right to the very end, and be sure to forward to your friends and family too!

 

I put together 40 things I only wish I had known before I turned the big 40!  I hope that it serves you, or someone you love well today. 

 

 1.  A better body will never make you truly happy or more successful in life, but know that if you focus solely on your body it is a sure way to failure.  That being said, if you don’t honour that temple of yours, you will never reach your maximum potential in life or live long enough to fulfill your true life’s purpose.  While abs are nice to have, your kids don’t need you to have abs, they need you to be alive, happy, healthy, and living your life on purpose.  

 

2.  You will never have external worth, riches or...

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Mental Health Day - What it really takes to transform your life

October 10th, 2021. Today is World Mental Health Day.
 
The answer is love, and you are the placebo.
 
A lot of people ask me, how did I do it.
 
How did I overcome obesity, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, PTSD, came off all forms of drugs and where did I begin?
 
I began at the bottom, for you can only go so high built on ego. If your home base (aka your body) is not sturdy and built on a rock solid foundation of love eventually it all comes crashing down.
 
The bottom is a beautiful to begin again.
 
It feels as if you are dying.
 
In a sense you are.
 
You will be reborn and the old you will be stripped away, and you’ll be like a brand new baby, deciding what to do with her life, and what the next right move forward will be.
If you don’t heal and return back to an authentic space of pure unconditional love for yourself and others, you will keep going around in circles.
 
For me,...
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That will be the greatest investment of your entire life.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are "too much", or not enough. Most importantly don’t ever let that person be yourself.
 
Choose to keep moving forward. Choose to trust and believe in yourself like you’re worth it, because deep down that is the God’s honest truth.
 
✨2002 I quit my first official corporate job after I graduated from college. I didn’t have a “Plan B”. I was slowly dying inside every day because I was bored stiff, was paid peanuts and hated being “supervised” and micromanaged. I out grew that in pre-school.
 
✨2003 my manager told me I should have gone to university if I wanted to make more money after I asked why a coworker in a lower pay grade, doing way less work, was making more money than I was.
 
Truth is, I thought I wanted to be a nurse growing up, but most of all I wanted to be a mom, live a simple life, and be debt free. I chose a different route.
I thought I did...
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Wake up and open your eyes...

My mom was diagnosed with cancer and passed away during the pandemic.
She called herself a Covid Miracle because she was.
 
One day the palliative team came to my house to meet with us.
 
Both the Registered Nurse and the Doctor were obese. The Nurse was clinically morbidly obese with visibly a 100+ pounds to lose.
 
The conversation revolved around drugs, pain tolerance, inhalers and then I asked what they suggested about my Mom's nutrition and proper supplementation.
 
The Doctor gave me some lengthy response and suggested a Flintstone Vitamin.
You know the ones with the first ingredient being sugar, and the ones with artificial ingredients like FD&C Yellow 5 that is linked to causing cancer? Yes, that one.
 
Then she talked about Marijuana and what store to go to. You know the legal drug that after hundreds of thousands of brain scans confirms regular drug use damages your brain and visibly makes someone look 1000 years older than they...
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Trust, Listen, and Honour Yourself

No boss, politician, or government official should be telling you what you should be doing with your health, your time, your body, or your business….
 
And IF you are sitting there scared, fearful, angry, and allowing it to happen, I’d like to shed some light ✨ Keep reading.
 
I have always used my platform for good, and I feel as if right now more than ever the world needs leadership, fresh perspective, and a heck of a lot of love.
 
Perhaps more leadership from people who are not so stiff just reading from teleprompters and “policy and procedures” manuals because at the end of the day, no politician will be calling you to check in on your mental health and checking in to ask if you can pay your bills on time.
 
Chances are they are just as sick and miserable as the guy next to him.
 
✨Today I’ll take the stand and speak up for the minority✨
 
Last time I spoke my truth, I was fired. Last time I didn’t...
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Resting in Peace.... While you're still alive

My mom decided to end her life on December 12, 2020.
 
5 days later she had a medically assisted death, and during the whole time of her cancer battle, she called herself a Covid Miracle... She was.
 
That Saturday I will never forget...
 
She had moved into my home during the last stages of her life so that we could care for her.
 
During that time we were also slammed with 3 kids being home full-time, home-schooling, caring for my mom, cooking, cleaning, appointments, running 2 businesses from home... and my Wake up and Live book deadline.
 
I felt like I was getting slammed in every direction possible, but I also knew God would never give me more than I could personally handle.
 
She had kept asking me..... "How long before your books edits are done"...
 
Earlier that week I told her that I was hoping to be finished by Saturday.
 
Saturday came, and she called me into the room..... and that's when I knew....
 
I...
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Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind. What would that be of WORTH to you?

Did you know that pills have no skills? That even IF you pop a pill, you still gotta do work to get better?

A moment of intense vulnerability here. But it’s going out there, as I know someone out there NEEDS this. Feel free to share if you know someone struggling too

The transformation I am most proud of in the past 6 weeks.. in my life?? Not abs. Not 80 pounds.

Let me tell you. Coming OFF of these anxiety pills hasn’t been fun. Brain zaps. Exhaustion. Irritability. Insomnia. Bloating. Indigestion. Moodiness. Confusion. Brain Fog. Fear.

This wasn’t the first time I was prescribed medication.

The first time was when my marriage ended, and I was battling LIFE, and Postpartum depression, situational circumstances made coping VERY heard.

The second time was I lost someone I loved dearly, and I took my second stress leave from work. I was so embarrassed, and ashamed. I felt judged, and honestly hated going back to...

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